1948 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon
Engine: 59 A-B 239 c.i.d. 100 h.p.
Rear Axle: Columbia two-speed
Gearbox: Three-speed manual with overdrive
Total Production: 8,912 units
About our 1948 Ford Super Deluxe
Our gorgeous Woodie wagon was treated to a comprehensive six-year restoration, finished in Washington Blue with dark brown leather. Part of the restoration included fitting a 374 cubic inch Mercury V-8 engine. It has a full compliment of the desirable options available including the third row seating bringing its capacity to eight passengers. With its original Ford woodwork this nicely presented example is highly collectible, fun to drive and a pleasure to own as it is supported by an active Ford Woodie club.
History of the 1948 Ford Super Deluxe
In 1948 Ford built what was to be their final year for their pre-war body styles. The Woodie wagon by then had become a staple to the suburban lifestyle. Not just used for utility and passenger transporting, the Woodie’s whimsical style led to its use as the ultimate family vehicle. Ford produced all Woodies at their factory including supplying the lumber from Ford’s own Iron Mountain Forest. The wood was maple, ash and basswood lumber and was harvested and milled by Ford employees in Michigan. The Woodie was powered by a 239 c.i.d. Flathead V-8 and a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive provided by the optional Columbia two-speed rear axle. With today’s surge of interest in wooden bodied cars Ford leads the way as the most desirable of them all. By late production these hefty wagons had benefited from many improvements to the Flathead eight engine along with improved brakes and electrical systems as well as better handling suspensions and smoother transmissions.